Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

by Terrence McNally Running Time: 2 hours

September 20, 2017 to
October 15, 2017

Studio Theatre
Directed by Mary MacDonald Kerr

Featuring Todd Denning & Marcella Kearns

Restaurant coworkers Frankie and Johnny have been on one date, and they've slept together, and that's IT - as far as Frankie is concerned. Johnny, a compulsive romantic, has other ideas. He's decided they're in love. As the night goes on, the duo's sometimes-touching, sometimes-hilarious conversation leads both to question whether the paths of their lives might be more changeable than they believe.

Terrence McNally (writer of MASTER CLASS) shines yet again in this bittersweet comedy about two people slowly revealing themselves by moonlight. [Contains mature language and content]

Co-Sponsored by:
Elizabeth Levins and Herbert Zien
George and Angela Jacobi

Terrence McNally
Johnny Todd Denning
Frankie Marcella Kearns
Production Staff
Director Mary MacDonald Kerr
Scenic Designer Brandon Kirkham
Costume Designer Amy Horst
Lighting Designer Holly Blomquist
Propmaster Meghan Sauvagian
Co-Propmaster Madelyn Yee
Sound Designer Kristian Wiborg
Stage Manager Judy Martel

T=Talkback: post-show Q&A with actors and director
*=Talk Theatre: pre-show interactive discussion beginning at noon
V=ViewPoints: pre-show presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Talk Theatre

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:00 PM

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 12:00 PM

An opportunity to participate in informal pre-show discussions with MCT's Producing Artistic Director and other show-specific theatre artists.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017 6:30 PM

Experience in-depth, pre-show presentations led by engaging guest experts who offer insights into show-related issues and field questions from knowledge-hungry patrons.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017 7:30 PM

Thursday, October 5, 2017 7:30 PM

Thursday, October 12, 2017 7:30 PM

After select Thursday evening performances, you can meet the artists involved in a production, ask questions about the creative process and discuss your theatergoing experience.

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Study Guide


Media Coverage

A One Night Stand and Something More

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Two people in 1987 engage in a one-night stand that might be something more in Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's presentation of Terrence McNally's FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's new production of Terrance McNally's 1987 play features standout performances by Marcella Kearns and Todd Denning.

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Chamber's "Frankie and Johnny" finds sensitive souls under the sheets

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Frankie and Johnny have both found the physical connection they were craving. Now Johnny wants something more, an emotional connection as intense as their orgasm.

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Lonely hearts grope for connection in magical 'Frankie and Johnny'

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sex is easy. Intimacy is harder. So playwright Terrence McNally suggests in FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE, now receiving a terrific staging in a just-opened Milwaukee Chamber Theatre production directed by Mary MacDonald Kerr.

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